Checking Your Emotional Temp

When you’re in an emotionally charged environment at work, at home, or in the community, identifying and labeling your emotions is recognized as the first step in managing them effectively.  If you identify and label your emotions—both positive and negative—out loud or perhaps simply in your conscious thoughts, you open pathways for more effective emotional … Continue reading Checking Your Emotional Temp

Resilience Builds Positivity and Hope

Resilience has been defined as “…one’s ability to cope with stress and adversity, and to bounce back and possibly grow through the experience. More than simply surviving difficulty, stress, and setback, it is sometimes referred to as “thriving.” Resilience can also include the ability to adapt to difficult situations, manage the emotional fallout from them, … Continue reading Resilience Builds Positivity and Hope

Resilience: Protecting That Brain!

If you think you might be overreactive to stress-related events, strengthening your own brain can help you recover better functioning.  See a previous post on this topic here. Additional benefits gained from strengthening one’s brain include: Strengthens the blood-brain barrier, which keeps harmful substances (such as inflammatory agents and toxins) from reaching the brain Influences … Continue reading Resilience: Protecting That Brain!